The REL works with school districts, state and local education agencies, and other relevant stakeholders to support the use of evidence in improving academic outcomes for students.
Regional needs drive the REL’s work. To learn which topics are important to stakeholders, we conduct needs assessments and partner with stakeholders to conduct research in response to high-leverage issues. The lab also disseminates research to promote continuous improvement of educational practice. The goal is to increase the capacity of policymakers and practitioners to access, conduct, interpret, and apply research in response to educational challenges.
- Mike Puma Associates, LLC
- Pemberton Research
- Twin Peaks Partners, LLC
- University of Delaware
U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Evaluation
U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences
The REL Mid-Atlantic Blog
Learn more in RELevant, the REL Mid-Atlantic blog sharing information and perspectives aimed at helping decision makers consider ways to use research to improve school performance.View blog
Evidence & Insights From This Project
Regional Educational Laboratories can be Engines for Educational Improvement
“Data driven” has become a catchphrase in education, but the execution often falls short of the ideal with educators and policymakers too often drowning in data rather than driven by data. Mathematica’s operation of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory will promote effective data-driven decision making across the region, and help the region’s schools become better than they have ever been.Learn More